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  • Battery Acid

    2 10.00%
  • Brexit: ten years after

    2 10.00%
  • Divine Darkness

    3 15.00%
  • Games Fat People Play

    0 0%
  • Is there a way I can delete my posts?

    1 5.00%
  • Look at the stuff I made!

    3 15.00%
  • The Stairway in the Stars

    2 10.00%
  • We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge.*

    3 15.00%
  • Warden I Want My Own Cell!

    4 20.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Istine View Post
    Maybe another way of viewing it is that most people vote for a prompt that doesn't win, so struggle to find a story to fit an unfavoured prompt
    Yes, I'd say that the number of votes for the winning prompt roughly matches up to the number of entries.


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    This month there are 20 voters so far. As Phil suggests, sometimes I've had an idea but the prompt doesn't win so then I try and think of something for that and it may not work. I've definitely voted and not submitted. I've also submitted and not voted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Istine View Post
    Maybe another way of viewing it is that most people vote for a prompt that doesn't win, so struggle to find a story to fit an unfavoured prompt
    Possibly, possibly! I'd have to go back and see the six-month average for voting to get a better comparison against submissions. But maybe later...too much on my plate today!
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    I'm not a fan of hidden votes. Some months it's easy to see where the vote is heading and I've been known to start on my story before the vote is official. I've also had entries where I've combined the two leaders before voting closes and have had good luck with the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry D View Post
    I'm not a fan of hidden votes. Some months it's easy to see where the vote is heading and I've been known to start on my story before the vote is official. I've also had entries where I've combined the two leaders before voting closes and have had good luck with the results.
    Yes, here too. And because I knew my schedule would be picking up, I wrote two shorts before the voting for Feb. closed. It was a great amount of fun and now I have an extra short I hadn't planned on writing... although having the extra is a little beside the point here, the point is that I was able to do the work beforehand to fit it around my schedule.

    It was also nice brushing it off after not looking at it for three weeks before I turned it in. The time away from it added a fresh perspective.
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